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MFGCON 2022 – Well Worth the Wait

On May 19, we wrapped up the annual North Carolina Manufacturing Conference which we affectionately call MFGCON. After two and a half years of pandemic planning, our state’s manufacturing community was finally able to see and share each other’s best practices, performance successes, and exemplary industry support services. 

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Workforce Challenges – Tools to Overcome

Learn what labor trends are affecting Eastern North Carolina and solutions you may not have considered.
The challenge of finding qualified workers is critical right now. “We’re hiring” signs are everywhere, but these positions are going unfilled. Some economists predict that our workforce challenge will remain a primary issue even as the supply chain disruptions and other challenges business face return to normal.

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Record Setting Cyber Attacks in North Carolina

North Carolina scored on several record-setting events in 2021. Last year saw a record number of businesses created: over 178,000 new businesses! 2021 saw a record number of visitors to state parks: 22.8 million visitors! However, not all the state’s 2021 records are favorable.

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